How to Know if You Need New Tires

We all know that tires don't last forever. Time and use can take their toll on these vital components. It's always important to install new tires at the right time -- driving on old tires can be dangerous, after all. But how is a driver near Muskegon or Cedar Springs supposed to know when to replace their tires? Here are a few factors to pay attention to.

Performance: This one is fairly simple. Have you noticed a loss in grip or ride comfort? If you have, that's a key factor in determining if it's time to swap out tires for a new set. As tires age and wear, their performance inevitably diminishes.

Age: Tires don't last forever -- the older they get, the less effective they become. Aging factors like dry rot can lead to diminished safety and sometimes even blow outs. If your tires are more than a few years old, it may be a good idea to replace them.

Mileage: You may also want to consider purchasing new tires if you've passed the brand recommended limit. Each tire model from each manufacturer comes with an estimated mileage rating. That means the tire should be able to perform well for that specified mileage amount. Once you've passed that mileage, it's time to think about replacement.

Tread Depth: A visual inspection of tread depth can sometimes reveal whether it's time to buy new tires. You can get help with this from a certified technician at our dealership.

If you're unsure whether it's time to buy new tires, come visit our service center near Kent City and Grand Rapids. We can inspect your tires to see if they're still road worthy.

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